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Opportunity for a Kistler Helium lta
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:13:01 AM »

Wondering if you guys think itís worrh it? I know there older rods but Iím not sure if itís a fair price. Itís a friend of friends rod. Iím great shape. Itís was produced in the later years of production on these rods. Heís asking 75 dollars for it. Itís a 7í Medium Heavy Fast Action 1/8-3/4 lure rating with the Fuji micro guides. Any opinions on these rods and if itís worth purchasing. I live in Canada and to get into a Kistler rod klx or helium 3 on sale there for 299.99 At best for the klx going too 339.99-399.99 and the heliumís on sale for 339.99 going to 419.99 starting regular price

What would you use this rod for? Just getting into bait casting this season and trying out a few different rods and techniques. Picked up a 13 fishing envy black 7í6Ē heavy extra fast for flipping and pitching, have a 13 fishing concept C on order for it. Ordering a dobyns 734 and a tatula sv tw. And looking at this helium lta
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Re: Opportunity for a Kistler Helium lta
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 10:50:25 AM »

I don't know much about the rod at all. But wanted to say that any 7 ft rod medium heavy with a fast action is going to be a good all around rod. You should be able to pitch plastics with it, cast spinnerbaits or chatterbaits, even top water. It may not be the best option for some techniques but it could work for them.

I've never been a kistler user so I truly can't help out other than that. Seems like $75 is a good deal, but it could have been abused and break on you the first trip out, or it may last a life time. Just a gamble with used rods.

Let us know if you get it and what you think. We have some anglers here on the forum that have used Kistler equipment and will be along to help.
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Re: Opportunity for a Kistler Helium lta
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 11:31:30 AM »

If it's the model I'm thinking of they had gray or slate colored blank with blue lettering.
 I always liked the Kistlers that I've owned.. That would make a nice jig rod.
 I don't think you can go wrong for $75 .
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Re: Opportunity for a Kistler Helium lta
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 01:13:02 PM »

If it's the model I'm thinking of they had gray or slate colored blank with blue lettering.
 I always liked the Kistlers that I've owned.. That would make a nice jig rod.
 I don't think you can go wrong for $75 .

Yes thatís the one. He sent me some pictures of the rod as Iíve only seen it once. It seemed to be in great shape from what I remember and he is a pretty stand up guy. (More money then brains though) so I know it wasnít used too much :P
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Re: Opportunity for a Kistler Helium lta
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 05:22:50 PM »

Well worth it. Actually a steal for that rod.

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Re: Opportunity for a Kistler Helium lta
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 10:32:44 AM »

Kistler makes some awesome rods! Get 'em when you can.

I have 2 of them and love them.
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Re: Opportunity for a Kistler Helium lta
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 07:45:57 PM »

Thank you very much! Iíll see if I can get that rod then this week!
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Re: Opportunity for a Kistler Helium lta
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 12:28:15 PM »

Picked up the Kistler today! Looks to be in perfect shape, almost unused (which is what he had mentioned). Increadibly light, good back bone. Very excited to try this rod out. Like mentioned for 75 dollars probably not to many new rods Iíd be able to get to even come close to this. Thanks everyone.
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